(1) When authorized by the town council the mayor shall appoint a poundmaster, whose duty it shall be to make diligent inquiry from house to house within the corporate limits, and in any other lawful manner, as to the number of dogs and cats owned and whether such dogs and cats are licensed.
(2) Upon finding any dogs or cats unlicensed, after the first day of March of any year, the poundmaster shall forthwith give notice in writing to the owner or keeper of such unlicensed dog(s) or cat(s) that a license must be secured immediately at the regular license fee, plus $3.00 for each such unlicensed dog or cat as a penalty for the owner’s or keeper’s neglect in failing to secure said license, or that said dog(s) or cat(s) must be disposed of by the owner or keeper thereof in accordance with the terms and conditions of said notice. (Ord. 636 § 6, 2020; Ord. 261 § 9, 1972)